Mayor taps pastor for community post
Mayor Tom Henry announced Friday that the Rev. Terry Anderson has been named senior adviser for community engagement for the city of Fort Wayne.
Anderson will serve as a volunteer in the position, which will promote community building and community engagement; explore the possibility of developing an interfaith advisory council; participate in city-initiated activities, such as the Prayers for the City event; partner with city employees to increase and enhance citizen participation; assist with issues of conflict resolution, reconciliation and community dialogue; and promote Fort Wayne as a community of compassion, civility and character where all people deserve dignity and respect.
Anderson is executive director of Just Neighbors, a program of the Interfaith Hospitality Network in Fort Wayne, and was a recipient of the Gandhi King Ikeda Community Award in 2008 from the Martin Luther King Jr. International Center at Morehouse College.
Two City Utilities projects win honors
Two Fort Wayne City Utilities projects were honored by the Water and Waste Digest Reference Guide.
Only 10 projects were given the award, including Fort Waynes ultraviolet drinking water disinfection and a wet weather pumping station at the sewage treatment plant.
The two awards were presented at the recent conference of the Water Environment Foundation.
Much holiday waste can be recycled
Fort Waynes One-Cart Recycling program reminds residents that paper and cardboard gift boxes, greeting cards and non-foil wrapping paper can go into the recycling cart.
Holiday items not accepted in the recycling cart include: metallic-coated or foil wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, bows, beads, garland, tinsel, ornaments, lights and bubble wrap.
If you fill your cart because of extra disposables, you can place a cardboard box or another container with overflow items. The container should not weigh more than 40 pounds.
Garbage and recyclables collection will take place as normal on Christmas Eve, but there will be no collection on Wednesday, Christmas Day. Residents whose scheduled collection day is Wednesday will get pickup service on Thursday. The schedule will run one day behind through the rest of the week, with Friday collection on Saturday.